Catalog 2011 - 2012

Medical Sciences Premedical Program

Patricia Gwirtz, PhD, Graduate Advisor
Research and Education Building 103
Phone: 817-735-2079
E-mail: patricia.gwirtz@unthsc.edu

The Master of Science program in Medical Sciences is a specialized master's program designed to provide additional opportunities to those individuals who would like to enhance their credentials for entry into medical school. This is achieved by offering a strong, challenging biomedical sciences curriculum in the environment of a health science center. The average time to complete the program is twelve months (mid-May through mid-May). Students are only admitted in the summer semester.

Program Requirements

Each student is responsible for the completion of the requirements for the Masters in Medical Science Program according to the procedures that follow. Each item must be completed in the sequence and time period indicated. Forms are subject to revision at any time and should be obtained from the GSBS Forms and Guidelines website.

  1. The admissions committee will review all applicants for acceptance into the program. A student must have a bachelor's degree and must meet the general requirements listed in the catalog in effect at the time of application. In addition, the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required for admission to this program and applicants must have completed the following prerequisites: general or inorganic chemistry (8 SCH), biology (14 SCH), physics (8 SCH), organic chemistry (8 SCH), English (6 SCH), and calculus or statistics (3 SCH). All applications must be completed and received in accordance with the deadlines published in the academic calendar. Electronic application records will be updated before letters are mailed. Applicants may check their application records online at http://my.hsc.unt.edu for admissions decisions. No admissions decisions will be released by phone.
  2. A student admitted to the Medical Sciences program must follow the lock-step curriculum. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in order to graduate.

Program Success

This program has been very successful in assisting student to better their chances for acceptance into medical school. In the class that graduated in 2009, 88% of students who matriculated graduated with a Master of Science degree. Eighty-one percent of these were successful in gaining admission into medical school at UNT Health Science Center, University of Texas at Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in addition to several out of state schools.

This page last modified January 28, 2011